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"brake" dash light stays on

"brake" light on dash stays on when car is started, the beeping warning associated with this also occurs. i removed the switch at the e-brake and even jumped it to test. i had no luck. if you have any ideas please let me know. thank you

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The light is dual purpose, it shows up when the parking brake is on and when the wear sensors in the brake pads detect that the pads are too low. It could be that you need new brake pads.

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    The level of the brake fluid as well

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Sounds like the sound when you leave the handbrake on. The same light as the low brake oil level will come on with the handbrake. And the warning sound coming from the cluster will come on if you leave the handbrake on and start driving to warn you that you left it on. Guessing your handbrake is not on and that your brake level sensor on the master cylinder is good (on the cap) check your handbrake switch and the wires there. You can unplug it and try it like that or you might have to bypass the 2 wires in the connector together. I can't remeber if with the handbrake on if it closes the circuit or the opposite. Once you have the connector in your hand you can unplug it with the car running and see if the light goes off. If not you can jump the 2 wires and see then. Or just check the switch isn't staying stuck. You'll see more once the handrake console is off. Just look around the mechanism of the handbrake and you'll find the switch.

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